The woman claimed that during a stay in Minneapolis, the pilot took her wine and she woke up in his bedroom.
A Seattle-based female pilot in the service of Alaska Airlines has filed a lawsuit against the airline, claiming that her husband’s plane captain was drugged and gang-raped her on June 2017 work trip.
Betty Pina, a former military helicopter pilot and flew missions in Afghanistan, told KIRO 7 that during a stay in Minneapolis, the pilot took her wine with an unknown substance and she woke up in his bedroom.
Exclusive: Seattle-based @AlaskaAir co-pilot files lawsuit saying she was drugged and raped by the captain of her aircraft. Betty Pina told me, “I immediately sit up… and I realize my pants and underwear off.” Pena says the captain is still working for Alaska Airlines. pic.twitter.com/50SlPzHBrT
— Dave Wagner (@DaveKIRO7) March 14, 2018
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“And I’m like, ‘Where am I’ and I immediately sit up and realize my bra and the top is on and I slide out of bed. It is wet and I smell of vomit and the blankets and sheets are collected at the end of the bed. And I realize my pants and underwear out,” Pina said of the alleged attack.
Pina said the attacker is still a pilot for Alaska Airlines, and that she wants him fired.
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Alaska Airlines has declined Fox News’ request for comment, but offered a statement about the incident.
“This is an open and active investigation and we are not going to comment. What we can say is that we take this matter seriously,” company spokeswoman Ann Johnson said.
“The safety and well-being of our employees and guests is a top priority. It is our policy to deny an employee the work in this kind of research.”
Pina’s claim is one of the many negative stories of the plague the airline in recent months. In February, a former Alaska Airlines pilot pleads guilty to flying under the influence. And at the end of November, Randi Zuckerberg slammed the airline for allowing a passenger to make “lewd sexual comments” during a flight from Los Angeles to Mexico.
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